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Mt. Lycabettus (Likavitos)

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Address: Centro de la Ciudad de Atenas, Athens 99920, Greece
Phone Number: 01-722-7065
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Description: Walk or take the funicular tramway to the top of this hill for the best...
Walk or take the funicular tramway to the top of this hill for the best views of Athens
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One of the most excellent view of Athens

You can access this location either on foot or by the cable car.My advice is not to use the cable car because the walk through the woods is amazing.When you will finally come up... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

You can access this location either on foot or by the cable car.My advice is not to use the cable car because the walk through the woods is amazing.When you will finally come up to the hill you will be able to enjoy the down town of Athens and the suburbs.Noone should miss this attraction!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

The day I visited there was a force 8 gale blowing, however it was a brilliant sunny day. The temperature on one side of the hill was 5 degrees and on the other 1 degree. The view was stunning. From the mountains on one side to the sea in the distance. The whole of Athens is laid out below you.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Do not miss having a walk up the hill of lycabettus. I d advise you not to take the cable car but have a walk through the woods (there is a path leading on the top of the hill) afternoon before the sunset is the best time and you can have a cofee or dinner with view all over Athens.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We wanted to take the cable car up to the mountain but we couldn't find the point from where it could be taken. So we started to climb up the stairs... It was amazing! The climbing was easy - mostly stairs and normal up-going road, beautiful birds on the way, flowers which we haven't expected (end of January!), fresh air... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

A fantastic spot to watch the sun set behind the Acropolis. Not for the unfit. It's a shame that all the telecommunications equipment somewhat ruins the view

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Beautiful small chapel at the top; I know nothing about its significance, but the view of the city is 360 degrees and on a clear day is absolutely fabulous. There is a restaurant up there too but I did not visit it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

A bit of a climb but worth it especially before sunset. A beautiful view of the entire city. There is a cafe. Check for concerts. Great venue.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The best view on the city :)! I recommend as a great place to spend free time with friends, seat down on the hill and see beautiful view on all Athens.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Unless you go by car you should be fit as there are hundreds of steps to climb before you get to a funicular which takes you to the top. But for me it was worth the climb. There is a lovely little church at the top and a very welcome cafe.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Worth going up. Take the cable car for 7 Euros return. Nice restaurant at top, as well as old church and fabulous views in every direction over Athens.

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